Cartoon Tomfoolery (#608)

You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Drew Dernavich (contest 608)

Every week I enter the magazine’s contest, using it as a comic writing exercise. Below are five captions. Three are the magazine’s semifinal selections, one is the winner, and two are mine. See if you can guess which are which.

A.  “Winter is no time for pianissimo.”
B.  “I can’t control the volume – the only thing I can do is open the windows.”
C.  “Remarkable the heat you generate from Bach.”
D.  “I see the radiator’s Baroque again.”
E.  “The hard part was transposing from C major to Fahrenheit.”

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Answers:  D winner, A & C Duane’s captions, A Duane’s submission

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